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Do you have any recommendations regarding mobile phones? Did you keep your home-country plan or use a local provider?

Cheap and widely available. You can buy a SIM for about 10 euro, unlimited data is about 15 euro a month per line. - Jul 24, 2017
Many people here use local providers for their smartphones. We kept our U.S. T-mobile Simple Choice international plan (unlimited texting and data; free calling when connected to Wifi; 20 cents/min. when not) and I bought a cheap Nokia to use for local phone calls and texting. I pay 5 EUR a month for my local mobile phone service. - Sep 21, 2016
I recommend reading the literature about the small but still uncertain risk that holding a small radiation transmitter near your brain for several minutes or hours a day could cause long-term damage. But they're not really optional in Latvia. - Jul 11, 2010
Good service and plenty of pre-paid SIM cards are available for GSM phones for as little as 1 Ls (1 Ls = US$0.47). - Aug 23, 2008